Council wants senior government funds for LRT

Posted by on Jul 19, 2011

Saanich council supports recommendation to request financial support for LRT project
Andrea Boyes, CFAX 1070

Saanich Council has unanimously supported a recommendation to write to senior levels of government requesting financial support for the region’s light rail transit project.

The recommendation was brought forth by councillor Dean Murdock

“that recommendation was supported unanimously, so Mayor and Council will be writing letters to the senior governments as well as local MLAs and MPs and the councils in the region, asking for senior government financial support for the LRT project”

Murdock says they have seen examples from the lower mainland and other parts of the country where senior governments kick in two thirds of the share.

The 950 million dollar project would feature light rail extending from the Douglas Corridor, along the Island Highway out to the Westshore